History Film / HouseOfFlyingDaggers

19th Jan '16 4:34:59 PM aye_amber
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'''''House of Flying Daggers''''' (original title: '''''十面埋伏''''') is a {{Wuxia}} movie directed by Creator/ZhangYimou and released in 2004. Zhang had previously directed another Wuxia flick, ''Film/{{Hero}}'', and wanted to explore the genre further. He would later direct ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower''.
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'''''House of Flying Daggers''''' (original title: '''''十面埋伏''''') is a {{Wuxia}} movie directed by Creator/ZhangYimou and released in 2004. Zhang had previously directed another Wuxia flick, ''Film/{{Hero}}'', ''Film/{{Hero}},'' and wanted to explore the genre further. He would later direct ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower''.
11th Jan '16 4:48:07 PM aye_amber
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6th Nov '15 10:07:15 PM StrixObscuro
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29th Oct '15 8:04:46 PM HeraldAlberich
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''House Of Flying Daggers'' (original title: 十面埋伏) is a {{Wuxia}} movie directed by ZhangYimou and released in 2004. Zhang had previously directed another Wuxia flick, ''Film/{{Hero}}'', and wanted to explore the genre further. He would later direct ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower''.
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''House Of '''''House of Flying Daggers'' Daggers''''' (original title: 十面埋伏) '''''十面埋伏''''') is a {{Wuxia}} movie directed by ZhangYimou Creator/ZhangYimou and released in 2004. Zhang had previously directed another Wuxia flick, ''Film/{{Hero}}'', and wanted to explore the genre further. He would later direct ''Film/CurseOfTheGoldenFlower''.

The film stars ZhangZiyi, Creator/TakeshiKaneshiro and Creator/AndyLau.
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The film stars ZhangZiyi, Creator/ZhangZiyi, Creator/TakeshiKaneshiro and Creator/AndyLau.Creator/AndyLau.


* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: On the DVD commentary, Zhang Yimou and Zhang Ziyi offer different interpretations on a certain action from the climax. [[invoked]] ** To clarify: [[spoiler: Zhang Ziyi believes that Mei didn't kill Leo because she still cared about him on some level, while the director states that she didn't care at all and only wanted to save Jin.]]
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* AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: On the DVD commentary, Zhang Yimou and Zhang Ziyi offer different interpretations on a certain action from the climax. [[invoked]] ** To clarify: clarify, [[spoiler: Zhang Ziyi believes that Mei didn't doesn't kill Leo because she still cared cares about him on some level, while the director states that she didn't doesn't care at all and only wanted wants to save Jin.]]]] [[invoked]]

* AuthorExistenceFailure: After Anita Mui's death, Zhang Yimou felt that recasting the role would be disrespectful, so the film's second half was heavily rewritten to downplay her role of the Flying Daggers' leader.

* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Very, very subtle: when Mei is being chased by guards in the forest near the beginning of the movie, notice how close the trees are together. Any blind person would have run into at least several trees- Mei doesn't. This shows that she isn't blind.]]
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Very, very subtle: when Mei is being chased by guards in the forest near the beginning of the movie, notice how close the trees are together. Any blind person would have run into at least several trees- Mei trees--Mei doesn't. This shows that she isn't blind.]]

* InLoveWithTheMark
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* InLoveWithTheMarkInLoveWithTheMark: Jin [[spoiler:believes he]] is leading Mei on to set an ambush for the House of Flying Daggers, but falls for her anyway. [[spoiler:In actuality, Mei is misleading Jin for the same purpose on the opposing side, but also falls in love with him.]]

* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:The final showdown between the army and the rebels remains entirely offscreen.]]
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* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: ** [[spoiler:The final showdown between the army and the rebels remains entirely offscreen.]]

* WaifFu: ZhangZiyi has made a good living playing {{Badass}} chicks while weighing about 95 lbs.
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* WaifFu: ZhangZiyi Creator/ZhangZiyi has made a good living playing {{Badass}} chicks while weighing about 95 lbs.

* {{Wuxia}}: Rivals Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon.
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* {{Wuxia}}: Rivals Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon.''Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon''.
27th Nov '14 10:28:29 AM Temmere
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: There isn't much to tell one side from the other in terms of ethics.
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: There isn't much to tell one side from the other in terms of ethics. [[spoiler:By the end Leo is certainly on the darker side of the scale, but even then is not entirely unsympathetic. He stayed devoted to Mei through three years of separation, and she fell in love with someone else after three ''days'', despite those being probably being the last days they would have to spend apart if the plan had succeeded. He even says that she could have told him she didn't love him anymore, but her falling for Jin is just too much for him to bear.]]
7th Nov '14 12:37:29 PM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: Poor, poor Mei...]]
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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Poor, poor Mei...]]

* [[spoiler: TheEndingChangesEverything]]
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* [[spoiler: TheEndingChangesEverything]]%%* TheEndingChangesEverything
20th Oct '14 6:50:27 PM Angeldeb82
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: On the DVD commentary, Zhang Yimou and Zhang Ziyi offer different interpretations on a certain action from the climax. [[invoked]]
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: On the DVD commentary, Zhang Yimou and Zhang Ziyi offer different interpretations on a certain action from the climax. [[invoked]]

* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The final fight from a choreographic and acting standpoint as well as in-universe. It's hard to surpass the sheer hatred and brutality displayed, and done with a minimum of gore. * DistressedDamsel: Surprisingly Mei. She's nearly raped by Jin in the first 5 minutes, rescued by Jin several times, etc. [[spoiler: Some of it may be an act, though, as ''she's'' actually the one manipulating ''him'' by feigning helplessness and getting him to feel sincerely protective of her, in order to lead to his eventual capture.]] * [[spoiler: {{Downer Ending}}: Poor, poor Mei...]]
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* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The final fight from a choreographic and acting standpoint as well as in-universe. It's hard to surpass the sheer hatred and brutality displayed, and done with a minimum of gore. * DistressedDamsel: DamselInDistress: Surprisingly Mei. She's nearly raped by Jin in the first 5 minutes, rescued by Jin several times, etc. [[spoiler: Some of it may be an act, though, as ''she's'' actually the one manipulating ''him'' by feigning helplessness and getting him to feel sincerely protective of her, in order to lead to his eventual capture.]] * [[spoiler: {{Downer Ending}}: DownerEnding: Poor, poor Mei...]]

* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: The final fight from a choreographic and acting standpoint as well as in-universe. It's hard to surpass the sheer hatred and brutality displayed, and done with a minimum of gore. * DistressedDamsel: Surprisingly Mei. She's nearly raped by Jin in the first 5 minutes, rescued by Jin several times, etc. [[spoiler: Some of it may be an act, though, as ''she's'' actually the one manipulating ''him'' by feigning helplessness and getting him to feel sincerely protective of her, in order to lead to his eventual capture.]] * [[spoiler: {{Downer Ending}}: Poor, poor Mei...]]TheEndingChangesEverything]]

* ForeShadowing: [[spoiler:Very, very subtle: when Mei is being chased by guards in the forest near the beginning of the movie, notice how close the trees are together. Any blind person would have run into at least several trees- Mei doesn't. This shows that she isn't blind.]] * GrayAndGrayMorality: There isn't much to tell one side from the other in terms of ethics.
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* ForeShadowing: {{Foreshadowing}}: [[spoiler:Very, very subtle: when Mei is being chased by guards in the forest near the beginning of the movie, notice how close the trees are together. Any blind person would have run into at least several trees- Mei doesn't. This shows that she isn't blind.]] * GrayAndGrayMorality: GreyAndGrayMorality: There isn't much to tell one side from the other in terms of ethics.

* ForeShadowing: [[spoiler:Very, very subtle: when Mei is being chased by guards in the forest near the beginning of the movie, notice how close the trees are together. Any blind person would have run into at least several trees- Mei doesn't. This shows that she isn't blind.]] * GrayAndGrayMorality: There isn't much to tell one side SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: The final fight from a choreographic and acting standpoint as well as in-universe. It's hard to surpass the other in terms sheer hatred and brutality displayed, and done with a minimum of ethics.gore.

* ThePlan: Mei's capture and escape were part of a convoluted plot [[spoiler:to bring about a massive showdown between the loyalist forces and those of the House of Flying Daggers.]]

* PyrrhicVillainy: Arguable about the villainy considering the GrayAndGrayMorality, but [[spoiler:Leo accomplished his mission to perfection, but still lost everything along the way and wound up killing the person he loved most.]]
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* ThePlan: Mei's capture and escape were part of a convoluted plot [[spoiler:to bring about a massive showdown between the loyalist forces and those of the House of Flying Daggers]]. * PyrrhicVillainy: Arguable about the villainy considering the GrayAndGrayMorality, GreyAndGrayMorality, but [[spoiler:Leo accomplished his mission to perfection, but still lost everything along the way and wound up killing the person he loved most.]]most]].

* [[spoiler: TheEndingChangesEverything]]

* WaifFu: ZhangZiyi has made a good living playing BadAss chicks while weighing about 95 lbs. * WhamShot: Happens at the end of the Echo Dance when [[DistressedDamsel Mei]] turns her sleeves into CombatTentacles and attacks the Captain. * WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: Slight variant, with [[spoiler: Leo yelling at Mei, after throwing a dagger into her chest, claiming flat-out that she made him kill her, due to her new found love for Jin.]]
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* WaifFu: ZhangZiyi has made a good living playing BadAss {{Badass}} chicks while weighing about 95 lbs. * WhamShot: Happens at the end of the Echo Dance when [[DistressedDamsel [[DamselInDistress Mei]] turns her sleeves into CombatTentacles and attacks the Captain. * WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: Slight variant, with [[spoiler: Leo yelling at Mei, after throwing a dagger into her chest, claiming flat-out that she made him kill her, due to her new found love for Jin.]]Jin]].
6th Sep '14 4:08:42 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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The film stars ZhangZiyi, TakeshiKaneshiro and Creator/AndyLau.
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The film stars ZhangZiyi, TakeshiKaneshiro Creator/TakeshiKaneshiro and Creator/AndyLau.
19th Dec '13 10:57:22 PM nombretomado
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* {{Wuxia}}: Rivals CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon.
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* {{Wuxia}}: Rivals CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon.Film/CrouchingTigerHiddenDragon.
21st Oct '13 5:17:07 PM rblwhtsrnm
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* DistressedDamsel: Surprisingly Mei. She's nearly raped by Jin in the first 5 minutes, rescued by Jin several times, etc.
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* DistressedDamsel: Surprisingly Mei. She's nearly raped by Jin in the first 5 minutes, rescued by Jin several times, etc. [[spoiler: Some of it may be an act, though, as ''she's'' actually the one manipulating ''him'' by feigning helplessness and getting him to feel sincerely protective of her, in order to lead to his eventual capture.]]
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